About Weldon's Practical Needlework

From Interweave Press:

About 1885, Weldon’s began publishing a series of fourteen-page monthly newsletters, available by subscription, each title featuring patterns and instructions for projects using a single technique.

About 1888, the company began to publish Weldon’s Practical Needlework, each volume of which consisted of twelve issues (one year) of several newsletters bound together with a cloth cover.

Each volume contains hundreds of projects, illustrations, information on little-known techniques, glimpses of fashion as it was at the turn of the twentieth century, and brief histories of needlework. Other techniques treated include making objects from crinkled paper, tatting, netting, beading, patchwork, crewelwork, appliqué, cross-stitch, canvaswork, ivory embroidery, torchon lace, and much more.

From 1999 through 2005, Interweave published facsimiles of the first twelve volumes of Weldon’s Practical Needlework.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Shawl Is Still Giving Me Fits

This project is refusing to play nice and allow me to continue knitting.

I've ripped out rounds 118-124 more times than I can count, revised the charts after determining that the original instructions are wrong (rows 122 and 124 are the same, and Row 120 seems to be incorrect as well).  Still can't get the stitch count right.  So frustrating!

I'm setting this aside again for a bit.  I'll probably have to rip out more rounds and that prospect has me in a foul mood.  Tomorrow, I'm going to find another project to work on while I decide how much I want to rip and reknit the shawl.  Grrr.

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